Jane Meet this year’s 15 SoundCloud Community Fellows!

After 184 fantastic proposals we have received and the help by an incredible panel of judges to select the finalists, it’s time today to announce the 15 finalist projects of the 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellowship.

We are moved and inspired by your ideas and the level of passion, creativity, and enthusiasm you have shared for the Fellowship.

Without further delay, we’d love to introduce you to the 15 Community Fellows. Their projects promise to be unique and engaging, and we hope they will inspire a new wave of sound creators to create great sounds. Please join us in wishing them congratulations!

Listen to this montage of all finalists’ project proposals:

Our Fellows come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Some are professional radio producers and musicians, others work with sound independently, and some are completely new to audio, but have interesting ideas that use sound as a creative medium. Our Fellows were chosen because their ideas promise to unlock more creativity around sound, and demonstrate the unique breadth of sound.

Amy Costello
Tiny Spark: an Emmy-nominated television and radio reporter ignites debate and investigation into the “Business of Doing Good.”

Andrea Seabrook
DecodeDC: former NPR Congressional Correspondent takes a look at politics in DC through a critical lens.

Bailey Smith & Anne Wootton
Pop Up Archive: a community initiative helping independent radio producers archive their audio content for posterity.

David Weinberg
Random Tape: exploring random and intriguing bits of audio – the uncoded moments – from found sounds to community contributed sounds.

Guidebooks
Guidebooks: a band that will take sound bites contributed by the SoundCloud community and weave them into music, so every contributor can find a bit of themselves in their song.  “It’s like being in a band with everyone.”

Hayden Cohen
Road to the Royal Mile: a performance artist himself, Hayden hits The Royal Mile to interview performers and attendees of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest performing arts festival in the world.

Jack Kennedy
NightBus Radio: Jack is a modern-day minstrel traveling from city-to-city in the US by Greyhound Bus, performing with locals and sharing a taste of their music, community, and culture.

Jake De Grazia
Life Advice Radio: an interactive podcast exploring some of life’s more amusing problems with sound advice offered by a life coach.

Jefrey Emtman
Here Be Monsters: a series of stories exploring the uncharted territories of the mind – stories told by journalists, artists, and writers on facing their demons.

Jonathan Mitchell
The Truth: “movies for your ears.” These rich, dramatic tales will focus on the upcoming elections with an interesting Halloween twist.

Laura Haapio-Kirk
Sound School: lessons on sound with educational content provided by the SoundCloud community, educational institutions, and researchers.

Laura Herberg
Detroit Mobile Audio: an audio tour guide of the city of Detroit as part of a guidebook that will be published called “Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide”.

Nadia Wilson
From Hear to There: What does your commute sound like? Listen to the stories and soundscapes emerging from the NYC subway.

Stephanie Dub
The Appreciation Engine: record and share a message of appreciation and help make appreciation go viral.

Will Coley
Working Now:  Transom Story Workshop alums will share stories about the working lives of people today to commemorate oral historian and radio producer Studs Terkel’s 40th Anniversary book Working.

Please join our Fellowship Group to hear all the great sounds our Fellows produce. As they create content, they will be sharing it to the group for the SoundCloud community to experience. Starting next week, we’ll be featuring Fellows on our blog, linking to their work and presence on the web. From time to time, they will also be invited to be a guest blogger. As you follow their sound journey, we encourage you to show your support by commenting on their sounds and sharing them with your friends.

For all the sound creators who have applied and to the finalists who are Fellows, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you. We love you for sharing our love of sound!

  • WEBEHI

    Congrats to the winners … But for real, does anybody care about the failing environment and how it is related to our failing economy? Hemp and vertical agriculture could solve all these problems in a single two edged solution … But not even your illustrious judges can decipher our simplistic and all-to realistic message. Hope y’all enjoy the next 20 years of food and water in developed countries, because if our message is not heard, the same message pioneered by those such as Jack Herer, Rick Simpson, and Dr. Dickson Despommier, then humanity will never reach the lofty heights of morality and social unification that every false-organization seems to obsess over, without ever putting in any real work to make that happen. We are jesters in the court of nature, and we are all out of good jokes to prolong our fall into extinction. Can we rise up and become kings of our domain? Or forever mocked by our polluted and wasteful wardrobe? The Emperor of Earth has no clothes, the Emperor of Earth is Nature with Hemp as its mightiest resource, and the Weather it’s strongest weapon. – WEBEHI http://www.webehi.com

  • WEBEHI

    Congrats to the winners … But for real does anybody care about the failing environment and how it is related to our failing economy? Hemp and vertical agriculture could solve all these problems in a single two edged solution … But not even your illustrious judges can decipher our simplistic and all-to realistic message. Hope y’all enjoy the next 20 years of food and water in developed countries, because if our message is not heard, the same message pioneered by those such as Jack Herer, Rick Simpson, and Dr. Dickson Despommier, then humanity will never reach the lofty heights of morality and social unification that every false-organization seems to be obsessed, without ever putting in any real work to make that happen. We are jesters in the court of nature, and we are all out of good jokes to prolong our fall into extinction. Can we rise up and become kings of our domain? Or forever mocked by our polluted and wasteful wardrobe? The Emperor of Earth has no clothes, the Emperor of Earth is Nature with Hemp as its mightiest resource, and the Weather it’s strongest weapon. – WEBEHI http://www.webehi.com

  • http://twitter.com/maskofreddeath Ryan Thomas

    How about a spotlight on the individual musicians trying desperately to break through those mighty cobblestones of the music industry? E.g. soundcloud.com/the-articles

  • http://www.facebook.com/lgdashapt Andrew Thomas

    nice work yall……….lg dash apt

  • zheh roger ful

    thanks you people soo much….without soundcloud, i won’t have been at the level i fine my self today in terms of music…..i greatly thank the term soo much that i lack words to express my self……”4realmoney” and GS. Recordz are firmly behind you people, bost to the topest part of live so that we shall remain proud of the term….love the term

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003935228528 El Sikario MC
  • Damien

    not all of these improve soundcloud. 3/4 of these entrys are unique, but the rest is the exact same as what everyone usually does. dissapointment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kostas.p.bdc Konstantinos Petrogiannis

    mhn mou milas

  • ambriz
  • Patashu

    If your music is good and you’re not getting views the problem isn’t some amorphous ‘music industry’ holding you down – you’re not advertising! Network along the lines of a non music hobby/interest and share your music to the friends you make. If they like it, encourage them to pass it on :)

  • Psyclops

    very good very good (Y)
    soundcoud.com/psyclopsmex

  • Professional Russian

    Hi! I am professional Russian businessman, I buy big company and sell for twice as much…

  • http://www.facebook.com/wizgrafixja ChrisVille Murray

    wonderful family!

  • Brad Dassey

    I am a voice over artist as well as music artist and I must say, that was a pretty sweet audio piece! Thanks. ;-)

  • Cubenologic

    cool! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/JesusPerezDj Jesus Perez Dj

    nice!!!

  • The subversive

    Congratulation to all the nominees, very well done indeed and your efforts are appreciated, bless you all from ‘The Subversive’

  • cloud cloud

    Congrats everybody! Just checked out a few examples and it seems like a great group that’s been assembled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/streetfunkds Daniele Stella
  • Stephen McDougald

    im just gettin into sound cloud, but this sounds great…

    no pun

  • http://www.facebook.com/Antwonpoe Antwon Poe
  • squaregang

    http://www.soundcloud.com/squaregang , real music & a real possie

  • DJ BLACKZONE

    MAN I LOVE SOUNDCLOUND

  • dj blackzone
  • alecek

    soundcloud is my home…love everybody

  • http://www.facebook.com/dj2lr Ajt Remix
  • hotroxxx

    Check out Hotroxxx on SoundCloud…. Facebook…&… Twitter

  • TheDeEe

    Awesome *-* hey people i am The DeEe and I want to get even brighter here on Soundcloud :3 You can listen to my music, follow me. ^-^

  • DJ KG

    Salute 2 All COme Check Out Some Of The Best Remixes On Sound Cloud Here http://soundcloud.com/dainfamousdjkg

  • Emcee Suspense

    I want to be a soundcloud hero! not a Fellow … lol

  • darkform

    Check me out and I do the same, we got music from a different brain, put it all together and it sounds insane but the beat goes on and we never complain!

  • http://www.facebook.com/charvezy.cowell ‘Charvezy Cowell

    yo whats up they call me maniac,check out my music and i swear u’ll be hooked,enjoy,757-828-8939,my cell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charvezy.cowell ‘Charvezy Cowell

    i have music on sound cloud just type in my name.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pappereduptillitdontfoldup Coogi Coop

    soundcloud better then revernbation..I got the hardest music on here check it out

  • Expense

    CHECKOUT EXPENSE MUSIC PAGE DANCEHALL,REGGAE AND HIP HOP

  • Guest

    good work !

  • Fellowship maitre d’

    last minute addition. User GrohlJr has also been added to the fellowship. With a grand total of 3 uploads, we had to really scrutinize his work.

  • http://twitter.com/beespace bioni samp

    overall pretty disappointing really, its a pity non of these seem to have any relevance to the environment or natural world like my application http://soundcloud.com/beespace/bioni-samp-journey-to-the

  • twobob

    interesting picks.

  • http://twitter.com/ChayzzDevyant Chayzz Devyant

    ATTENTION Musicians: I would like to know if any of you would like to remix one of my songs? Every musician that remixes one of my tracks will have their page, song or video promoted by me for an entire month! So join in and lets see what you come up with! The remix does not have to be electronic and you can do whatever you want with any of my songs. Have fun and make it POP!

    http://soundcloud.com/chayzzdevyant

  • http://twitter.com/ChayzzDevyant Chayzz Devyant

    ATTENTION Musicians: I would like to know if any of you would like to remix one of my songs? Every musician that remixes one of my tracks will have their page, song or video promoted by me for an entire month! So join in and lets see what you come up with! The remix does not have to be electronic and you can do whatever you want with any of my songs. Have fun and make it POP!

    http://soundcloud.com/chayzzdevyant <3 <3 <3

  • Dhomayne tha Inkredible
  • Mark Byrom

    Please view my page
    http://soundcloud.com/markbyrom

    thanks,

    Mark.

  • John Rolfe

    Great pick and good luck to everyone!

  • http://twitter.com/BSigns Sabrina Signs

    Love it!!! Thank you!

  • Leave Things

    ?????????????????

  • Oopazz

    Hi Soundcloud, I’m disappointed that you will be using my membership fees to promote any number of these ‘wobbly’ projects. Why not spend the money on making the site better, promoting ALL the soundcloud artists and generally helping the MUSIC community out?

  • http://www.facebook.com/hindu.khalilo Hindu Khalilo

    every bod listen to my music i’m music producter i have 13 years old and hope you like it

  • Dj FlyminG

    Hellow!!!)

  • soundcloud.com/mr_debauch

    um okay… i might check this out… at least it seems like a better side bar advert than that pintrest one.. cause when you do the suggested thing and join pintrest… they dont actually let you join and use the site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.powley Joel Powza Powley

    Do you like your aussie hip hop? have a listen to my page ! – Powza

  • typ

    I hope that in Indonesia there will be a similar competition. cos i love singing:) anyway hear my tracks ,thank you

  • rems

    http://soundcloud.com/rems-3

    you can follow me here! :D
    if you follow me..i follow you :D

  • Lyrical Gangsta
  • tristatebeatz

    beatz hit me a$ap

  • soundcloud.com/tristatebeatz

    hit me A$AP

  • SONIK

    FOLLOW ME DUTCH AMSTERDAM

  • SONIK
  • Tayfunbilgici

    bu mümkün.

  • holly crap !

  • Please dont be stupid where are your brain ? How old are you ??? If you follow me i follow you … pfff

  • sundivine music

    i am a14 year old producer from hungary, ihave been making music since the gae of 12 in fl stduio:)released on ets and many more:)

  • Robert Trance

    Many good points!

  • Yung Syrup

    the best beats on SoundCloud.
    http://www.soundcloud.com/yungsyrup

  • Yung Syrup

    syd

  • http://twitter.com/gordinbones Gordin Bones

    LONG LIVE SOUNDCLOUD, and STAY PURE

  • James Lotto

    Break Dance Music. Let’s the Battle Begin………… yeaaaaaaa

  • nassim

    hi all look at my music :)

  • nassim
  • http://twitter.com/Carlos_the_Gr8 Carlos Servellon

    Carlos S is the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juan.a.lopezgarcia.5 Juan Alberto Lopez Garcia
  • Dj TilkaS
  • http://twitter.com/vinrock83 VincentRocafella

    Hey Fellow SoundClouders Iam the best rapper out of TX and i have a fantastic mixtape about to drop. Check out my music and tell me what you think. Ill do the same for you.

  • Electro Esthetica
  • http://www.facebook.com/riccardo.sabbatini1 Riccardo Sabbatini

    http://soundcloud.com/saba7sounds

    INDUSTRIAL///AMBIENT///SOUNDTRACK

  • oakmustlisten

    Too true. Has to be said. Creating a community that is not based on past experience is key. The future is where we are all going, and the fufure is random. Knowledge is power, but not knowing is growing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ad.alonso1 Ad Alonso

    http://www.soundcloud.com/alonso87
    check out my music!!!! str8 west coast baby

  • http://www.facebook.com/ad.alonso1 Ad Alonso
  • http://twitter.com/beespace bioni samp

    Unfortunately my project was rejected by the judges and my comment on the page http://blog.soundcloud.com/2012/08/15/fellows-2012/ was censored by soundcloud moderators :( So here it is for you to read :) its hard to remember exactly what I said because I came back from a fishing and beekeeping holiday to find it had been deleted the week earlier but the general gist of it was asking why non of the Community Fellows projects were about the audio in the natural world.

    Anyway my Bioni Samp – Journey to the Centre of the Beehive project is still going ahead yay!!!, weekly recordings sessions have started and the project is now receiving interest from galleries in London, Paris, Nantes and Belgium. Where I hope to create a future touring audio visual installation and performance. More news soon…

  • http://twitter.com/lundquistjoshua joshua s lundquist

    Well put, Patashu.

    Ryan, I would even argue that the ‘music industry’ doesn’t exist, especially not for us. What do you want? You can probably figure out a way to do it.

    Ways:
    Make something amazing.

    You have iTunes, beatport and juno. Good music still sells.
    If you can’t make it pay your bills, well, you still have the pleasure of making music, don’t you. Let’s not be desperate.
    Making a great song for me has absolutely nothing to do with ‘breaking through’ because I just love making it.

  • Lasse Jensen

    Well how do you know, that they’re not spending your money for the things you mentioned?